Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

New Resources: Sexual Violence in Later Life & DNA Backlogs

Two new resources just released that I wanted to post today. The first is from NSVRC: Sexual Violence in Later Life Information Packet. It includes a fact sheet, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide, resource list, annotated bibliography and research brief. As today happens to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, this is particularly fitting.

The other resource is a new NIJ publication, Making Sense of DNA Backlogs: Myths vs. Reality (PDF). “This National Institute of Justice Special Report addresses the question of why backlogs of DNA evidence awaiting testing persist even after the federal government has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to eliminate them. Answering this question requires understanding both what a backlog is and how backlogs can be reduced; this report provides that understanding.”